Women’s water polo makes a splash in WWPA conference

The Eagles finish out conference season, 2-1.

Natalie Willis, Editor-in-Chief

On April 2, women’s water polo closed out its conference competition with an incredible 14-8 victory over the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds. This victory secured a 2-1 record in the Western Water Polo Association.


The first period of the game left Biola at a disadvantage. Sophomore attacker Kourtney Pyle scored the first goal of the game, but the Sunbirds quickly countered with two goals of their own. Sophomore utility player Maria Roldan Gonzalez added another goal before the end of the first period but it was countered once again, leaving the first period score at 3-2.

The second half started out with a 5-4 advantage for Biola, and freshman attacker Veralie Naranjo quickly added to this advantage. Pyle led the Eagles in the second half with three goals scored aided by Gonzalez who added three more goals before the end of the half.

With a significant advantage held throughout the second half, the Eagles beat the Sunbirds, 14-8.

Women’s water polo will compete in the last regular season match on April 14 against Fresno Pacific University at 1 p.m. Stats from Saturday’s match are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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